Worker, Attendant and Witness Travel

Worker, Attendant and Witness Travel

Effective Dates

December 31, 2015 and still in effect

Policy Code

EN-11

General Information

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) occasionally requires injured workers to travel to receive health care and other rehabilitation services.

YWCHSB or the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal) may also require an injured worker to travel to attend a required medical examination or other evaluation, and may require a witness to travel to attend an appeal hearing.

YWCHSB recognizes that there are times when workers who are required to travel for health care and rehabilitation services also need to be accompanied by an attendant to help them to manage the effects of their work-related injury.

When YWCHSB or the Tribunal requires a person to travel, YWCHSB shall pay their approved travel expenses in accordance with this policy.

Purpose

This policy provides direction to YWCHSB on the payment of travel expenses for injured workers, attendants and witnesses.

When an injured worker is required to travel to receive health care or other rehabilitation services, the main objective of decisions made under this policy is to promote the injured worker’s recovery and return-to-work. The most cost effective travel and accommodation options are covered by YWCHSB, provided that they are suitable given the worker’s injury.

Claimant and Witness Travel

March 31, 2001 - June 30, 2008 | CL-34 | Claims

Claimant and Witness Travel

December 31, 1999 - April 23, 2001 | CL-34 | Claims

Claimant Travel Policy

January 1, 1993 - December 31, 1999 | CL-34 | Claims

Worker, Attendant and Witness Travel

December 31, 2012 - December 31, 2015 | EN-11 | Entitlement

Injured Worker and Witness Travel

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2012 | EN-11 | Entitlement

Travel

August 24, 2009 and still in effect | BD-02 | Board of Directors

Recovery of Overpaid Compensation

December 31, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | EL-04 | Earnings Loss

Merits and Justice of the Case

December 31, 2013 and still in effect | EN-02 | Entitlement

Activities of Daily Living

June 30, 2011 and still in effect | HC-06 | Health Care Services

Mitigation of Loss

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-03 | Return to Work